Art of a Nation: National Gallery Private Group Tour and Lunch at The Square

Art of a Nation: National Gallery Private Group Tour and Lunch at The Square

Trafalgar Square & Mayfair, London

£700

“What great value the gallery personnel are. Their chatty erudition makes you want to open your eyes wider, to look better” The Telegraph

Why we love it

Gain an artist's perspective, with this private group tour of Britain's The National Gallery. The museum is the UK’s bestowed keeper of England's unmatched art collection; featuring paintings in the Western European tradition from the 13th to the 19th centuries.

What's Included?

  • Enjoy a private, expert-led, tour of The National Gallery for up to 10 people
  • You will be able to examine some of the world's most famous works of art
  • Choose from one of six inspiring tour themes, carefully curated to suit a wide span of interests
  • Before or after your tour, indulge with a three-course tasting menu lunch in the private dining room at iconic Mayfair restaurant, The Square

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  • This experience is unique to TRULY guests

Description

The National Gallery is home to the nation’s original collection of Western European art from the 14th to 19th Centuries. Enjoy a private group tour for up to ten people, tailored and curated to fit a wide span of artistic interests. The National Gallery offers six fascinating tour themes, spanning gallery highlights, as well as artistic intrigues. Your tour will be led by a The National Gallery art expert, who will lead you through the building's arched halls to examine each piece of thematic art. Your guide will be on hand to answer any questions, and will leave you with a stronger knowledge of the museum's collection.

Before or after your tour, indulge in a three-course lunch at two Michelin starred restaurant, The Square. Philip Howard opened The Square to rave reviews in 1991 and remained Chef Patron until 2016.

Now under the stewardship of the world-renowned MARC restaurant group - the team behind fellow Mayfair double michelin-starred restaurants Umu and The Greenhouse - The Square is once again the most talked-about restaurant in London, and continues Howard's legacy by delivering consistently outstanding modern French cuisine, with friendly and polished hospitality.

Choose from the following Tour Themes

Theme One

Highlights of the National Gallery explores the most famous and challenging pieces of art in the collection. Your tour will feature pieces such as The Raising of Lazarus (c.1518), Titian’s Bacchus and Ariadne (c. 1520) and Jan Gossaert’s The Adoration of Kings (c.1510), as well as Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, Botticelli’s Venus and Mars and Leonardo Da Vinci’s Virgin on the Rocks. This is the perfect option for a comprehensive overview of the greats.

Theme Two

To discover the best Britannia has to offer, choose the Best of British: Hogarth to Reynolds. With a focus on the “long 18th Century”; a period that produced amazing British work, you'll view work by the eccentric Joshua Reynolds and the vivid, idyllic works of John Constable. The Best of British collection is perfect for the enthusiastic Anglophile.

Theme Three

Expand your own views with Broadening Horizons: Landscapes from Canaletto to Monet. Delve into the complex minds of artists who over the centuries have had their own creative visions of world, painting challenging and inspiring landscapes. View works from Canaletto’s urban Venetian cityscapes, to Monet’s The Water-Lilly Pond.

Theme Four

Inspiring Minds: Dramatic Storytelling from Titian to Turner is a whirlwind expression of love, betrayal, life and death. Adventurous and imaginative, the paintings on offer in this tour are testament to the ever-engaging, eternal nature of mythological tales. For fans of tall-tales and legend.

Theme Five

Face to Face: Portraits from Holbein to Rembrandt, explores the this self-reflexive art for. Explore some of the world’s most enigmatic portraits, and consider the function of the portrait and its changed perception over time.

Theme Six

Fans of conspiracy theories and cover-ups will love this tour. Many of the paintings that sit quietly at the National Gallery in fact hide surprising and vibrant stories. Paintings often reveal covert messages complete with hidden symbols. Deciphering these, we can enhance our understanding of art.

This private National Gallery Tour will leave you with a fresh artistic perspective.

Description

The National Gallery is home to the nation’s original collection of Western European art from the 14th to 19th Centuries. Enjoy a private group tour for up to ten people, tailored and curated to fit a wide span of artistic interests. The National Gallery offers six fascinating tour themes, spanning gallery highlights, as well as artistic intrigues. Your tour will be led by a The National Gallery art expert, who will lead you through the building's arched halls to examine each piece of thematic art. Your guide will be on hand to answer any questions, and will leave you with a stronger knowledge of the museum's collection.

Before or after your tour, indulge in a three-course lunch at two Michelin starred restaurant, The Square. Philip Howard opened The Square to rave reviews in 1991 and remained Chef Patron until 2016.

Now under the stewardship of the world-renowned MARC restaurant group - the team behind fellow Mayfair double michelin-starred restaurants Umu and The Greenhouse - The Square is once again the most talked-about restaurant in London, and continues Howard's legacy by delivering consistently outstanding modern French cuisine, with friendly and polished hospitality.

Choose from the following Tour Themes

Theme One

Highlights of the National Gallery explores the most famous and challenging pieces of art in the collection. Your tour will feature pieces such as The Raising of Lazarus (c.1518), Titian’s Bacchus and Ariadne (c. 1520) and Jan Gossaert’s The Adoration of Kings (c.1510), as well as Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, Botticelli’s Venus and Mars and Leonardo Da Vinci’s Virgin on the Rocks. This is the perfect option for a comprehensive overview of the greats.

Theme Two

To discover the best Britannia has to offer, choose the Best of British: Hogarth to Reynolds. With a focus on the “long 18th Century”; a period that produced amazing British work, you'll view work by the eccentric Joshua Reynolds and the vivid, idyllic works of John Constable. The Best of British collection is perfect for the enthusiastic Anglophile.

Theme Three

Expand your own views with Broadening Horizons: Landscapes from Canaletto to Monet. Delve into the complex minds of artists who over the centuries have had their own creative visions of world, painting challenging and inspiring landscapes. View works from Canaletto’s urban Venetian cityscapes, to Monet’s The Water-Lilly Pond.

Theme Four

Inspiring Minds: Dramatic Storytelling from Titian to Turner is a whirlwind expression of love, betrayal, life and death. Adventurous and imaginative, the paintings on offer in this tour are testament to the ever-engaging, eternal nature of mythological tales. For fans of tall-tales and legend.

Theme Five

Face to Face: Portraits from Holbein to Rembrandt, explores the this self-reflexive art for. Explore some of the world’s most enigmatic portraits, and consider the function of the portrait and its changed perception over time.

Theme Six

Fans of conspiracy theories and cover-ups will love this tour. Many of the paintings that sit quietly at the National Gallery in fact hide surprising and vibrant stories. Paintings often reveal covert messages complete with hidden symbols. Deciphering these, we can enhance our understanding of art.

This private National Gallery Tour will leave you with a fresh artistic perspective.

We Also Recommend

  • See a West End show at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Haymarket
  • Talk a walk up to The Mall and visit nearby Buckingham Palace
  • Head to The Sanderson Hotel for cocktails at the luxurious Long Bar

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within 6 months from the date of issue.

In the event of a cancellation, the National Gallery will not offer a refund.

Drinks are not included; these and any other additional products or services desired can be paid for on-site.

Tours can take place Mondays to Saturdays during normal gallery opening hours. No tours are available on Sundays.

The Square can accommodate for pescetarian and vegetarian. Please state any dietary restrictions upon booking.

Service charge is included at The Square.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least one month in advance to guarantee desired dates and times.

We Also Recommend

  • See a West End show at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Haymarket
  • Talk a walk up to The Mall and visit nearby Buckingham Palace
  • Head to The Sanderson Hotel for cocktails at the luxurious Long Bar

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within 6 months from the date of issue.

In the event of a cancellation, the National Gallery will not offer a refund.

Drinks are not included; these and any other additional products or services desired can be paid for on-site.

Tours can take place Mondays to Saturdays during normal gallery opening hours. No tours are available on Sundays.

The Square can accommodate for pescetarian and vegetarian. Please state any dietary restrictions upon booking.

Service charge is included at The Square.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least one month in advance to guarantee desired dates and times.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

Trafalgar Square, London, WC2H

6-10 Bruton Street, London W1J 6PU

National Gallery Trafalgar Square, London, WC2H

The Square 6-10 Bruton Street, London W1J 6PU

Art of a Nation: National Gallery Private Group Tour and Lunch at The Square

Reviews

  • Both fascinating and intuitive

    The one hour insight into the background of a few paintings was both fascinating and intuitive - in hindsight we should have been given a choice of paintings to look into, for in the first instance we could not give our excellent guide a starting point. The Square lived up to it's reputation, and some. The service in a private room was exemplary.

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